The 117.5 km long second Stage of Tour de Indonesia 2018 starting from Madiun city to the town of Mojokerto, East Java, was won by and Indonesian rider Abdul Gani who joined in KFC Cycling Team Samarinda, East Kalimantan. The rainy weather during the stage 2, did not make the riders lowered their bike riding, they remained stable at the speed of 50-60 km per hour. The crowds rafted along the highway to the city of Mojokerto, making them more excited. Tight competition among riders was finally won by Abdul Gani followed by 2 Malaysian riders in the 2nd and the 3rd, Mohammad Shahrul Mat Amin from Trengganu Pro Asia Cycling Team and Muhammad Nur Aiman bin Mohd Zariff from Sapura Cycling Team. In a press conference to the journalists, Abdul Gani was excited about the 2nd stage and thanked the team that supported him.
"First of all I thank my team and my sponsor, who have supported me in this second stage, and I am very proud. I dedicate this to my team," Abdul Gani said.
With this victory Abdul Gani deserves purple jersey in the second stage. While the 2nd Winner Mohammad Shahrul Mat Amin from Trengganu Pro Asia Cycling Team is entitled to have Ivory jersey. The 3rd stage which starts Saturday morning on January 27 is the longest stage in Tour de Indonesia 2018 which is 200 km with route from Probolinggo city and ends in Banyuwangi, a city at the easternmost tip of Java Island. // voinews / yb / edt / ahm